SLIDE SHOW: Wisbech Rose Fair Parade

Wisbech Rose Fair'Overall Winners Frozen by the Angles shield being presented by Wisbech Mayor David Hodgson ANL-150407-205202009
Wisbech Rose Fair'Overall Winners Frozen by the Angles shield being presented by Wisbech Mayor David Hodgson ANL-150407-205202009

Thousands of people enjoyed a blooming marvellous time during the annual Wisbech Rose Fair Festival.

Churches across the town were adorned with stunning displays while the town’s streets came alive on Saturday for the popular carnival parades.

Wisbech Round Table organised a feast for the senses when the colourful procession wound its way around the town.

A total of 27 floats, walking groups and bands took part in this year’s parades, which followed the theme of animated movies.

Rose Queen Eilsha Thorpe waved and smiled to the crowds who cheered as she passed. A Hurricane also flew over the town as part of the celebrations.

One of the people behind the two parades is Tabler Simon Johnson.

He said: “The parades were brilliant. It was incredibly colourful this year and the judging for the floats was very difficult.”

The Angles Theatre took the overall award-winning float trophy, which was presented by the Mayor David Hodgson.

Thomas Clarkson Academy was highly commended while the junior winners title went to Windmill Childcare.

L J Dancers were presented with the best street act award.

For a full report see tomorrow’s Fenland Citizen